There are people forced to leave their homes because of the land/housing speculation and thoughtless development projects of the landlords and construction companies.
But many canât leave their homes which are about to be demolished. Shin Pal-gyu, a resident of Sangdo-4-dong, Dongjak-gu, is one of them. Those who could rent a small house moved to other places. Shin wants to leave too, but she canât afford the rent.
Lee Sang-lim used to run a pub in Yongsan-4-ga-dong, Yongsan-gu. After the redevelopment and demolition plan was announced, he and other tenants in the area began a sit-in struggle in the watchtower they built on the top of an empty building. Their protest against the merciless project was quelled down by the police, and Lee was burnt to death in the crackdown.
The director portrays the removal process in Sangdo-4-dong and Yongsan-4-ga-dong, and asks whether the redevelopment projects are beneficial for everyone or a chosen few.